Monday, August 3, 2015

Sallys Middle Name offering free ESOL classes to help non-English-speaking restaurant employees on H Street

Beginning September 2, Sally's Middle Name (1320 H St) will be offering a free 8 week, hour long, weekly ESOL class.  The goal of this course will be to help educate non-English-speaking restaurant employees on the H Street corridor in order to better their work environment and allow them to further their careers without the hindrance of a language barrier.

While there are many free ESOL classes offered around the city, few cater to the schedule and needs of people in the restaurant industry. Sally's hope that this class will provide a learning environment that is both convenient and beneficial to those who need it most.

If you're interested in the class, please contact
Details after the break

Friday, June 5, 2015

Community-led effort seeks to bring immersion to Miner Elementary--hosting forums at Rosedale Rec (6/13) & Tyler Elementary (6/11)

There is a grassroots movement to start a Dual Language (Mandarin) Program at Miner Elementary. The "ground-swell" now includes interest from inbound ANC commissioners, CHPSPO, members of the PTO --and of course neighborhood parents. There is support in the conversation continuing and seeing where it goes. 
That conversation is continuing in two venues next month:

  • June 13 @ 1:00 - Rosedale Rec Center (1701 Gales Street): A screening of "Speaking in Tonguesa documentary about Dual Language programs, followed by a Q&A about Dual Language programs and the possibility of starting one at Miner ES. This is likely to provide "intro-level" information as it is at the very beginning of the conversation.

  • June 11 @ 7:00 - Tyler ES (1001 G St SE): Community Forum hosted by Tyler Elementary SchoolCHPSPO and DC Immersion Project that will provide more in-depth information, including a presentation of scholarly research for those who are already at Tyler as well as for families just starting to think about this.
Both events are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

H Street Office hours w/ Councilmember Charles Allen tomorrow 5:30-7 pm @ Smith Commons (1245 H St)

Ward 6 Community Office Hours with Councilmember Charles Allen and his staff come to H Street tomorrow Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 - 7 pm, for a happy hour at Smith Commons (1245 H St).  These events are a great opportunity to talk through your hopes and ideas for bettering our community with our Councilmember and his staff.  This one is also a great excuse to take advantage of one of the best happy hours on H Street.  We hope to see you there!

For more info, visit Councilmember Allen's website:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rosedale Adopt A Block Spring Cleanup tomorrow May 9, 3 pm

Live in or around Rosedale?  Help get it looking good for spring by participating in this community cleanup tomorrow.   

Dear Rosedale/Kramer/Gales and 17th Street Neighbors,

The Rosedale Adopt-A-Block Program run by Pete Maki and Mr. "Doc" Roots is holding a Spring Clean-up Event this Saturday (5/9).  Just an hour or so of your time will help make the neighborhood so much nicer.  They'll have some gloves and trash bags, but feel free to bring your own.

WHEN:  Start time is 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th
WHERE  Meet at the corner of 17th Street and Rosedale Street NE.  Look for the people and signs!
WHAT: Spend 1-2 hours and work a grid of streets and back alleys for trash...a pleasant way to meet your neighbors and keep the streets nice for us all.

If you have questions about the event, Pete's email is: 

Posted by the Friends of the Rosedale Library

Monday, May 4, 2015

Wednesday is Bike to School Day -- join your neighbors at Lincoln Park between 7:30 and 8:15

On Wednesday, May 6th, families from Capitol Hill schools will have our annual bike-to-school gathering at Lincoln Park at 7:30am.

Grab a snack, hear Councilmember Charles Allen, enjoy a routine by the J.O. Wilson Cheerleaders, and then hop on the bike train to your school.

Register your school HERE to get free stickers from DDOT’s Safe Routes to School program. Registered schools also have the opportunity to compete for the DDOT Golden Bicycle Award. The Golden Bicycle goes to the DC school with the highest percentage of students who arrive by bicycle, scooters, or skateboards on May 6th.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 am
Lincoln Park (13th & East Capitol Streets, SE)
Bike trains to schools depart 8:00 and 8:15 AM

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Help Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers clean the park at Sherwood Rec Center this Saturday, 10am - 1pm & enjoy lunch from the Argonaut!

Join the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers to help beautify the park and planting spaces around the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE) this Saturday, May 2, 10 am - 1 pm.  The group will be planting, weeding, mulching, cleaning up, and will also enjoy a lunch donated by the good neighbors at the Argonaut.  

Stop by to pitch in and help make this community resource one we can all enjoy and find beauty in and then stick around to enjoy a quick bite and meet some new neighbors.  Hope to see you there!

For more info, follow the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers on facebook and twitter.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ward 6 Budget Town Hall with Councilmember Charles Allen May 7, 6:30 pm

On Thursday, May 7, Councilmember Charles Allen will host a Ward 6 Town Hall meeting on the proposed DC Budget.  The Councilmember will brief attendees on budget items of specific interest to Ward 6 neighborhoods, his areas of focus in the Council's budget debate, and next steps in the city's budget process.  Attendees will be invited to ask questions and share their priorities with Councilmember Allen.
WHEN:   May 07, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE:  DCRA Conference Room (Waterfront Metro) / 1100 4th St SW - Room E-200 / Washington, DC 20024

More information and RSVP here.